Retro Hobokenpix: Post WWI

12/5/2008:

Finishing the break from my own Hoboken Photos for the rest of the week – here is the final “retro” photo selected from the Life Magazine photo archives! (Thanks to Chris for finding them!)

Retro Hobokenpix 12/5/2008

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While Life Magazine says: “Huge American crowd celebrating Germany’s surrender and signing of the armistice, November 11, 1918, effectively ending WWI. (prob. Hoboken, NJ) – taken November 11, 1918”

I’m not so sure this was taken in Hoboken – As you can see the on entrance there “Hudson Tunnels,” it doesn’t appear to be something that’s in Hoboken? Unless it’s part of the Lackawanna train station – this might be in Jersey City?

Can anyone help?

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20 Comments on "Retro Hobokenpix: Post WWI"

MidnightRacer
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btw, the only building that you would recognize as being original to the era is the one between the Colgate (clock) building – and the office building (funky ‘estate’ roof) of the P.R.R. to the left of the umbrella train canopy building. Look at the following picture at the white building between. Then when you get the chance, walk around the water front of exchange place and you’ll recognize this building.

It’s cool to walk the area and think about the past.

MidnightRacer
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[quote comment=”122330″][quote comment=”122325″]You’ve nailed it, MidnightRacer. An honorary trenchcoat and wide brimmed hat to you! Loved the jerseycityprrstation.jpg pic. Looks like the Life photo may have been taken from the roof of the ferry terminal. Amazing how much the shoreline has changed in just 50 years.[/quote]

50 years?[/quote]

Thanks, rich k. Easy, the P.R.R. station at Jersey City’s Exchange Place stopped service in the 1960’s and new plans were made for the area. I think the new buildings were constructed somewhere around the 1980’s. But since the 1960’s, the place began to slowly change and out with the old, in with the new.

Easy-E
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[quote comment=”122325″]You’ve nailed it, MidnightRacer. An honorary trenchcoat and wide brimmed hat to you! Loved the jerseycityprrstation.jpg pic. Looks like the Life photo may have been taken from the roof of the ferry terminal. Amazing how much the shoreline has changed in just 50 years.[/quote]

50 years?

rich k
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rich k

You’ve nailed it, MidnightRacer. An honorary trenchcoat and wide brimmed hat to you! Loved the jerseycityprrstation.jpg pic. Looks like the Life photo may have been taken from the roof of the ferry terminal. Amazing how much the shoreline has changed in just 50 years.

zxcv
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zxcv

That’s exactly what my guess was – it is a JC street that has been “urban renewed” to the extent that it is unrecognizable these days.

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